New Home for Inkshed Archives

CASDW now generously hosts the archives for CASLL (the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning, better known as Inkshed). Start at the Inkshed Archives page on this site and click on links to see the range of material available. You can also use the dropdown list under the “Related Associations” tab on the top menu bar, or search for “Inkshed Archives” from any page in the site.

All 110+ issues of the Inkshed Newsletter (1982-2015) are here in PDF form, along with a selection of reports and conference photos. Inkshed was the first organization to bring together Canadian writing specialists. It published several Newsletters a year and held 30 yearly conferences. The material in these archives reflects the development of writing studies in Canada. Thanks to CASDW for giving this valuable resource a home!

New Special Section of CJSDW/R

A new special section of Vol. 28 of  the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie has just been published, titled “Play, Visual Strategies and Innovative Approaches to Graduate Student Writing Development,” edited by Britt Amell and Cecile Badenhorst. This section comprises eight pieces by contributors from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Thailand.

To read these papers, please visit the CJSDW/R website

Call for Nominations: CASDW Award for Best Dissertation

The Joan Pavelich CASDW Annual Award for the Best Dissertation in Writing and Discourse Studies recognizes an outstanding PhD dissertation in Writing Studies, Discourse Studies, Rhetoric, or a cognate field for 2017. The award will be given to a student in a Canadian university or to a Canadian student studying outside Canada. To be eligible, dissertations must have been defended between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. An announcement of the winning dissertation will be made at the CASDW Annual Conference. Nominees do not need to be CASDW members, and self-nominations are accepted.

The award includes a prize of $100 and a one-year free CASDW membership for the following year.

The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2018. The assessment criteria for the award are as follows: (1) the overall quality of the writing and thinking; (2) the significance of the question(s) addressed in the research; (3) the importance of the new knowledge presented in the thesis; and (3) and methodological rigour and/or innovation.

Applicants/nominators should send the following items to each member of the selection committee listed below: a PDF file containing the dissertation (or a link to an online repository), a CV, and a cover sheet with the applicant’s full name, citizenship, institution and degree program, and contact information for their primary supervisor.

Rachael Cayley

Shurli Makmillen

Graham Smart

Call for Nominations: CASDW Award for Best Article

The CASDW Annual Award for the Best Article or Chapter in Writing and Discourse Studies recognizes the best journal article or book chapter published during the 2017 calendar year by a CASDW member. Co-authored articles or chapters will be eligible as long as one of the authors is a CASDW member.

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2018. The winner of the award will be announced at the CASDW Annual Conference.  Authors are invited to nominate their own publications as well as those of other CASDW members. In order to be eligible, nominees must have been CASDW members in both 2017 and 2018.

The assessment criteria for the award are as follows: (1) the overall quality of the writing and thinking; (2) the significance of the question(s) addressed in the research; (3) the importance of the new knowledge presented in the article; and (3) and methodological rigour and/or innovation.

The award includes a prize of $100 and a one-year CASDW membership for the following year.

Applicant/nominees should send a PDF of the journal article or book chapter, as well as a complete reference, to the committee listed below:

Ros Woodhouse

Sarah Banting

Margaret Clow Bohan 

Branka Milenkovic

Extended Deadline: CASDW 2018 CFP

 The 10th Annual Conference of
the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing 
(CASDW/ACR)
The Diversity of Writing and Discourse

Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28, 2018

University of Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

CASDW 2018 Call for Papers

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals now due Friday, January 19, 2018

For the 10th annual conference of CASDW/ACR, the largest gathering of writing studies scholars in Canada, we invite papers on all aspects of writing studies, especially those related to research, theory and pedagogy that connect with our theme, The Diversity of Writing and Discourse. This theme encompasses research and theoretical studies about the varied nature, place, role, and impact of writing and discourse, whether in the academy or other professional and public contexts. We ask that presenters share original material that has not been presented at CASDW or other conferences.

Papers might address topics relating to the diversity of writing and discourse such as the role of:

  • writing and discourse in cultural and political debates from diverse perspectives
  • writing and globalization and multilingualism
  • writing in diverse institutional, professional, and cultural settings
  • ethical issues related to writing and discourse and the teaching of writing and discourse
  • writing in diverse digital places and in the context of multimodality
  • writing development across the lifespan including in K-12, undergraduate and graduate curricula
  • writing within and across different disciplines
  • diverse approaches to writing assessment
  • writing centres and teaching and learning centres
  • student writing and diverse institutional approaches to plagiarism
  • different approaches to the development of future writing teachers, scholars, and leaders

We welcome papers that draw on work in writing studies, genre studies, rhetorical theory, writing centre theory and practice, professional and technical writing research and practice, cultural studies, and faculty and TA development. We welcome papers that connect with CASDW’s heritage as a place for sharing research on technical and professional writing as well as those that connect with its more inclusive mission to examine all forms of discourse and writing and to explore pedagogical practices and innovations.

Opening Keynote: Professor Paula Mathieu, Boston College

From Contemplation to Social Action: Writing as a Tool for Hopeful Living”

Paula Mathieu is Associate Professor of English at Boston College where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric, writing as social action, and writing pedagogy and is Director of the First-Year Writing Program.  She wrote Tactics of Hope: The Public Turn in English Composition, and co-edited three essay collections, including Circulating Communities, with Stephen Parks and Tiffany Roscoulp.  Her articles have appeared in CCCs, Composition Studies, JAC, Peace Studies, Reflections, and the Journal of Community Literacy. With Diana George, she has cowritten articles about the rhetorical power of the dissident press. She also has published on the intersections between writing and contemplative practice for the Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC) and the Journal for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL).

Closing Plenary Speaker: Professor Joel Heng Hartse, Simon Fraser University

“’They Literally Can’t Write a Sentence’: Ideologies of Writing, Multilingual University Students, and Disciplinary Divisions of Labor”

Dr. Joel Heng Hartse is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches Foundations of Academic Literacy and TEAL-related courses, and is affiliated with the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, & Research. His work has appeared in Across the Disciplines (forthcoming), Journal of Second Language Writing, Asian Englishes, Composition Studies, and English Today. He is co-author of Perspectives on Teaching English at Colleges and Universities in China (TESOL Press) and co-editor of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie.

CASDW 2018 Call for Papers

La diversité dans la rédaction et le discourt

La dixième conférence annuelle de l’Association canadienne de rédactologie (ACR)

Université de Regina (Regina, SK, Canada)

Du samedi, 26 mai au lundi, 28 mai 2018

Veuillez soumettre vos propositions avant le 19 janvier 2018.

 Nous sollicitons des articles sur tous les aspects de la rédactologie pour la dixième conférence annuelle de CASDW/ACR, le plus grand regroupement de chercheurs en rédactologie au Canada.  En particulier, nous sollicitons des articles sur la recherche en théorie et pédagogie de la rédaction qui sont reliés au thème de la conférence, La diversité dans la rédaction et le discourt. Ce thème inclut la recherche et l’étude théorique de la nature, la place, le rôle et l’impact de la rédaction et du discourt, que ce soit en milieu académique ou dans d’autres contextes d’engagement publics ou professionnels. Nous demandons à ce que les présentateurs soumettent du matériel original, qui n’a pas été présenté à une conférence de l’ACR, ni à d’autres conférences.

Les articles peuvent traiter the sujets liés à la rédaction et au discourt, tels que le rôle de :

  • la rédaction et du discourt, dans les débats politiques et culturels
  • la rédaction dans le contexte de la globalisation et du multilinguisme
  • la rédaction dans l’espace digital et dans un contexte multimodal
  • Les problèmes d’éthique reliés à la rédaction et au discourt, dans le contexte de l’enseignement
  • la rédaction dans les milieux institutionnels, professionnels et culturels
  • le développement des aptitudes rédactionnelles, de l’école primaire aux études graduées
  • la rédaction dans les disciplines et entre les disciplines
  • l’évaluation des travaux écrits
  • les centres d’écriture, de même que les centres d’enseignement et d’apprentissage
  • les travaux écrits et les approches institutionnelles pour contrer le plagiat

Nous sollicitons également des articles qui contribuent aux connaissances existantes en rédactologie, en études de genre, en théorie de la rhétorique, en théorie et pratique sur les centres d’écriture,  en recherche et pratique sur la rédaction technique et professionnelle,  en études culturelles et en développement des professeurs et assistants d’enseignement. Nous accueillons tout particulièrement les communications qui sont reliées au patrimoine de l’ACR en tant que lieu où l’on partage la recherche sur l’écriture technique et professionnelle et celles qui établissent un lien avec sa nouvelle mission encore plus inclusive qui examine toutes les formes de discours et d’écriture, ainsi que l’exploration et l’innovation en pédagogie.

Discourt d’ouverture: Professeur Paula Mathieu, Boston College

De la contemplation à l’engagement social : la rédaction comme outil pour une vie remplie d’espoir

Paula Mathieu est professeure d’anglais à Boston College, ou elle enseigne la rhétorique, la rédaction comme outil d’engagement social et la pédagogie de la rédaction. Elle est également directrice du programme d’écriture de première année. Elle est l’auteure de Tactics of Hope: The Public Turn in English Composition et a coédité trois collections d’essais, y compris Circulating Communities, avec Stephen Parks et Tiffany Roscoulp.  Ses articles ont été publiés dans CCCs, Composition Studies, JAC, Peace Studies, Reflections et dans le Journal of Community Literacy. Avc Diana George, elle a coécrit des articles sur le pouvoir rhétorique de la presse dissidente. Elle a aussi publié sur l’interaction entre la redaction et la pratique contemplative pour le Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC) et le Journal for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL).

Séance plénière de fermeture: professeur Joel Heng Hartse, Simon Fraser University

« Ils ne peuvent littéralement pas écrire une seule phrase »: Idéologies de la rédaction, étudiants universitaires polyglottes et la division du travail dans les disciplines

Dr. Joel Heng Hartse est charge de cours dans la faculté d’éducation de Simon Fraser University, ou il enseigne les fondations de la rédaction académique et est affilié avec le Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, & Research. Sa recherche a été publiée dans Across the Disciplines (en voie de publication), Journal of Second Language Writing, Asian Englishes, Composition Studies et English Today. Il est coauteur de Perspectives on Teaching English at Colleges and Universities in China (TESOL Press) et coéditeur de Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie.

CASDW 2018 Call for Papers